Rebecca Van Asch has become the first ever Tasmanian to win the Australian Indoor Championships.
In a tense battle Van Asch sealed the first set 9-4, before Canadian international representative Kelly McKerihen forged a come-from-behind 7-5 second set win.
A tense tie-break ensued after both players won an end each to make sure the coveted title came down to one final end.
McKerihen attempted a strong drive with her final bowl that narrowly missed, leaving Van Asch with two shots to clinch the victory.
Van Asch said she was very emotional after tasting her first ever national indoor championship triumph.
“That was a really tough game and I was really happy with the way I started and things were going really well, but things got really tight there at the end so it was really nice to come away with a win after going down to the last end of the tie-break,” Van Asch said after triumphing.
Van Asch was very proud to be the only Tasmanian to claim the silverwear.
“A lot of people know that I’m a very patriotic Tasmanian so it’s fantastic to have this title for Tassie,” Van Asch said.
To finally get the victory for Tasmania is fantastic.”
Defending men’s champion Jeremy Henry (Warrila) and David Ferguson (Engadine) will face-off at 2pm for the 2017 honours.
Men’s semi-final 2: David Ferguson (Engadine) def Dylan Riley (Forster) 8-3, 7-7
11am – Women’s final: Rebecca Van Asch (Invermay) def Kelly McKerihen (Clayton) 9-4, 5-7, 4-2
2pm – Men’s final: Jeremy Henry (Warilla) v David Ferguson (Engadine)